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Consett lose at Ossett United after poor first half performance leaves them too much to do

Consett suffered a third successive Northern Premier League defeat today, going down 3-1 at Ossett United after a poor first half performance left them chasing the game.

The home side, who were third-bottom of the table, took the lead after just five minutes when their visitors failed to deal with a short corner routine and Adam Priestley fired home from close range.

Ben Ramsey had a chance to level on 14 minutes from Jake Orrell’s cross, but his header failed to test the Ossett keeper. It was to prove a rare opportunity in a lacklustre first half.

Ossett could have doubled their lead on 18 minutes after another set play wasn’t dealt with, but Alex Petersen volleyed just wide.

But they did make it 2-0 right on the stroke of half-time when Consett gave the ball away in midfield and a quick pass forward played in Adam Priestley, who smashed his second goal of the game into the top-left corner.

Ryan McKinnon fired the first effort of the second half just wide on 51 minutes after good link-up play around the box.

But on the hour mark Ossett made it 3-0 when a ball in from the flank was headed down and Adam Priestley completed his hat-trick with a crisp finish from the edge of the box.

Other than the three goals, Consett keeper James Anderson hadn’t had a save to make, which underlined the importance of taking chances at this level.

Priestley was in the mood for more goals, and looked set for a fourth when a through ball sent him clear, but Dan Capewell made a superb recovering tackle to half him in his tracks, pictured top.

Manager Tony Fawcett responded to going further behind by bringing on Kieren Aplin, Jake Jensen and Charlie Watt, and the changes at last sparked some life into the attack.

Suddenly the momentum was with Consett, and on 76 minutes they reduced the arrears. Kieren Aplin picked up possession just outside the box, turned and smashed home a bullet of a shot to make it 3-1.

Two minutes later Consett’s best move of the game almost brought a second goal. Orrell played the ball in to Ramsey, whose first time pass set up Aplin, but this time Ossett keeper Callum Hiddleston denied him with a fine flying save.

On 82 minutes the impressive Aplin had another chance, as his late run to the back post was picked out by Orrell’s floated cross, and he headed just wide.

It was all Consett now, and subs Watt and Jensen both had chances as the game entered five added minutes, but neither could set up a grandstand finish.

When the final whistle Ossett had won at home for just the second time this season, and completed the double over Consett, after a 2-1 last-gasp win at Belle View Stadium in October.

  • Full match report, stats, and picture gallery to follow.

Consett miss chance to go top of the table as Ossett United stage smash and grab raid

Consett missed the chance to go top of the NPL Division One East today as they lost 2-1 to Ossett United at Belle View Stadium.

They dominated throughout, but fell victim to a smash and grab raid by their lowly visitors, who scored with their only two shots on target.

The Steelmen missed a multitude of chances and were made to pay for it in a game where all the goals came in the last few minutes.

Right-back Josh Baggs came close to scoring in the 18th minute when his dipping half volley came back off the post.

Ossett keeper Joe Green also made good saves from Jack Gibbons, Wil Shaw and Scott Fenwick as Consett dominated the first half, but it ended goalless.

Shaw and Fenwick missed further chances for Consett after the break, and a draw looked on the cards until TJ Ibrahim finished from close range on 86 minutes to put Ossett ahead.

Scott Fenwick levelled for Consett in the 90th minute when he turned and fired home in a crowded penalty area.

But it was Ossett who grabbed the winner in the fourth of eight added minutes when Janni Lipka found the top corner from 25 yards.

  • Full report, stats, picture gallery and manager interview to follow.

Consett pick up a good point at Ossett – and nearly nick all three at the death

Consett ended their three-game losing streak today, picking up a good point in a 1-1 draw at Ossett United.

And they thought they had earned all three when they had a late ‘goal’ by new signing Scott Fenwick ruled out for offside.

Consett welcomed back skipper Arjun Purewal for his first start since March, while Charlie Exley, who hasn’t played in more than a year, was among the subs as he returned from a long-term injury.

Andy Coyles’ side fell behind after just four minutes to a great strike by Ossett No 9 Luke Aldrich.

The big striker took the ball down with his back to goal, took a couple of touches and fired in a shot, pictured below, which seemed to take a deflection past Consett keeper Ross Coombe.

On 25 minutes Consett had a big let-off when a defensive mix-up left Aldrich with a clear sight of goal, but this time he hit the post.

Consett came out with renewed purpose in the second half and enjoyed far more of the play.

They levelled in the 66th minute when Jake Orrell whipped in a low cross from the left and Ossett centre-back Danny South turned the ball past his own keeper, pictured top.

Fenwick came on as a substitute for Zak Atkinson in the 76th minute, and almost marked his debut with a 90th-minute winner.

Cyril Giraud’s pass sent Adam Mitchell clear, and with only the keeper to beat he unselfishly laid it off to Fenwick, who finished the move, only to see the ‘goal’ ruled out by an offside flag, pictured below.

Overall, a point apiece was probably a fair result, and one that Consett would probably have settled for before the game after three consecutive defeats.

  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.

Consett make FA Cup progress with dramatic penalty shootout win after coming from two goals down

Consett will be in Monday’s draw for the 1st Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup after a dramatic afternoon of football at Belle View Stadium.

They came from two goals down against higher-ranked opponents Ossett United to draw 2-2, and then won a sudden death penalty shootout 5-4 to secure their place in the next round.

Despite kicking into a strong wind in the first half, the Northern Premier League side led 2-0 at half-time, even though their hosts had had better chances.

They went ahead on 15 minutes through an Arjun Purewal own goal as the Consett skipper tried to stop Luke Blackburn’s cross reaching the lurking Tom Greaves.

And on 39 minutes, very much against the run of play, it was 2-0 to Ossett when their captain Jack Stockdill volleyed home from a right-wing corner.

With the wind against them, Consett looked to be facing an uphill b attle in the second half, but they halved the deficit on 50 minutes when centre-back Ross Wilkinson glanced home a header, pictured below, from Jake Orrell’s cross.

And five minutes later it was 2-2 when Calvin Smith’s low, hard cross picked out Ali Alshabeeb, who levelled from a few yards out, pictured below.

There was a scare for Consett in the 77th minute when they went to sleep after conceding a free-kick, and Ossett’s Aaron Haswell, who had tested Kyle Hayes a couple of minutes earlier, rattled the crossbar.

Consett had chances too; Wilkinson might have had a second goal, but blazed over from six yards after a goalmouth scramble, and Ossett keeper Max Dearnley, who did well all afternoon, made a great save when full-back Blackburn almost turned Dale Pearson’s cross into his own net.

Pearson wanted a penalty with eight minutes to go, claiming he had been tripped, but the referee waved away his appeal, while Lewis Green brought another good save from Dearnley at his near post.

With no extra time in this season’s FA Cup it was straight to penalties, and the tide seemed to swing in Ossett’s favour when, after going first, they led 3-1 at one point when Simon Jakab’s kick was saved and they scored their first three.

But Consett held their nerve, and when keeper Kyle Hayes saved Ossett’s fourth kick, Pearson scored to level things up at 3-3.

Both sides scored their fifth penalty to make it 4-4, so it went to sudden death, and the pendulum swung Consett’s way when Ossett’s Seon Ripley hit the bar. That left Darren Holden to fire home the decisive kick and give Consett a 5-4 win on penalties.

Consett will find out who their next opponents are when the draw is made on Monday. The next round is on Tuesday 22 September, which means the scheduled league game against Shildon will be postponed.

  • Full match report and more pictures to follow.

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FA Cup: Ossett United game will be all-ticket, with season ticket holders given priority

Consett’s next FA Cup match is on Saturday 12 September, when we face Ossett United from the Northern Premier League (KO 3pm).

Like last week’s home FA Cup game v Ryhope CW, and yesterday’s FA Vase semi-final v Bitton, supporters will be required to buy a ticket for the game (though no physical tickets will be issued).

Regular matchday admission prices apply – £7 for adults, £5 for over-65s and £2 for under-16s – and track and trace details will be required.

Season ticket holders will again be given preference, and they can apply from 10am-10pm on Monday 7 September and Tuesday 8 September.

Ossett will receive an allocation in line with competition rules, and any remaining tickets will go on public sale on Wednesday.

Ossett United are a new club, formed in 2018 by a merger between Consett’s former FA Cup opponents Ossett Town and their local rivals Ossett Albion.

They play in the same league as Marske United and Dunston, one step up from the Northern League.

Season tickets are still available from the club, priced £100 for adults, £60 for over-65s and £20 for under-16s.

This represents major savings on our regular matchday prices of £7, £5 and £2 respectively, and guarantees entry to all 19 home league games. Priority is also given for cup matches.

New boy Carl Lawson’s debut double sees Consett progress in the FA Cup

Consett kicked off their season tonight by progressing into the next round of the FA Cup with a 3-2 win over Ryhope CW, with summer signing Carl Lawson helping himself to a debut double.

He put the Steelmen ahead in the 63rd minute, pictured above, and 10 minutes later added a second goal, which turned out to be the winner.

Lawson and the club’s other summer signing Lewis Green both started the Extra Preliminary Round tie, while Matty Cornish made a second debut, two years after his first.

But it was a familiar face, Darren Holden, who gave Consett the lead after six minutes, firing in off the base of the post, pictured, after good work by Cornish and Lawson.

Former Consett player Jack Walker headed Ryhope level from a corner on 35 minutes, and an even first half ended 1-1.

Consett were grateful to Kyle Hayes for a vital stop in the 61st minute, and two minutes later they retook the lead, as Carl Lawson fired home the rebound after Cornish’s effort was saved.

Sub Ali Alshabeeb missed a golden chance to wrap up the game on 61 minutes, putting Jake Orrell’s cross wide from a couple of yards. But a couple of minutes later Carl Lawson made it 3-1 when his curled cross from the right somehow ended up in the net without anyone in the middle touching it.

Ryhope scored an injury time consolation when Robbie Bird stuck one in the top corner from out wide on the left, but there was barely time to restart, and it was Consett who have a home tie against Northern Premier League side Ossett United in the Preliminary Round on Saturday 12 September.

  • Full match report and more pictures HERE.

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Consett face Northern League rivals in the FA Cup – and a possible rematch with old foes with a new name

Consett have been handed home ties in the first two rounds of the 2020-21 FA Cup, following today’s competition draws at Wembley.

We have been drawn at home to fellow Northern League 1st Division side Ryhope Colliery Welfare in the Extra Preliminary Round.

We have met the Colliers in the FA Cup twice before, and come out on top on both occasions. The first was in 1968-69, when we won 2-0 in the 1st Qualifying Round. Then in 1972-73 we prevailed 3-1 at the same stage, both games taking place at our old Belle Vue Park ground.

Preliminary Round prize

The prize for the victors this time is a home Preliminary Round tie against Ossett United – a club only formed in 2018 from the merger of Ossett Town and Ossett Albion. They play in the Northern Premier League Division One North West – the same level as Dunston and Marske United.

We have never played them before, but did face Ossett Town three times in the FA Cup, most recently in 2017-18, when we lost 2-1 at their ground in the 1st Qualifying Round. Previous meetings resulted in a 3-0 home win for us at the same stage in 2007-08, and a 5-1 home defeat in the 2nd Qualifying Round two seasons earlier.

The Extra Preliminary Round tie is due to take place on Tuesday, 1 September, and the Preliminary Round on Saturday 12 September. We are awaiting updated guidance from the FA and Government on whether spectators will be admitted.

Replays have been abolished in this season’s FA Cup, but if ties are level after 90 minutes there will be no extra time. Instead, the winner will be decided by a penalty shootout.

The scenes when we took the lead at Ossett last time we played them in the FA Cup.